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Guest Post: Fashion’s Other Grace: In Defense of Ms. Mirabella

By Cary O’Dell Next to “wearable” and “practical,” her name might be the two most controversial words in fashion today.  When it is spoken—if it is spoke at all—it’s often whispered.  Such is the still lingering pall over her. Her. … Continue reading

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Guest Post- Carmen: An Appreciation

By Cary O’Dell Carmen Dell’Orefice (or simply Carmen, as she is often billed) is a glorious, living contradiction.  She earns her living as a fashion model; she is 80 years old. Her very existence defies logic, or at least assumptions.  … Continue reading

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Guest Post: In Defense of Trends

By Cary O’Dell Almost as frequently as the fashion fleet rings the death knell for the couture, various writers and bloggers also chime in with another bit of fashion “news.”  Namely that fashion trends are now a thing of the … Continue reading

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You Are Invited

It’s almost time for the Fashion and Textile Studies annual symposium. This year the relationship between fashion and the industrial revolution will be examined in thirteen  fascinating papers. I will be talking about the evolution of department stores in the greatest city … Continue reading

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Guest Post: The Making of a Fashion Icon

By Cary O’Dell In the world of fashion, the term “icon” is bandied about almost as frequently as the words “brilliant” and “fabulous.”  And, granted, innumerable women like Lady Gaga, Madonna, Cher, Sharon Stone, Sophia Loren and Charlotte Rampling (to … Continue reading

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CFP: Gender, Race, and Representation in Magazines and New Media

Gender, Race, and Representation in Magazines and New Media An interdisciplinary conference to be held October 25th-27th, 2013 at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, co-sponsored by Cornell University (Africana Studies) and Syracuse University (Women’s and Gender Studies)  Conference website: http://cornellmagazinesconference.wordpress.com/ … Continue reading

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Mystery Monday: Easter Edition

Spring break has arrived and Easter is on its way! To celebrate the arrival of a favorite holiday and holy day, here’s the latest mystery: What artist took a break from fashion illustration to draw this whimsical scene? Think you … Continue reading

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